Local elections are coming up and these will be the first time the new voting rules apply. From now on you will need to show photographic ID to vote in person.
This includes an older persons bus pass or disabled persons bus pass.
Passport issued by the UK, any of the Channel Islands, the Isle of Man, a British Overseas Territory, an EEA state or a Commonwealth country
Driving licence issued by the UK, any of the Channel Islands, the Isle of Man or an EEA state
Biometric immigration document
Identity card bearing the Proof of Age Standards Scheme hologram (a PASS card)
Ministry of Defence Form 90 (Defence Identity Card)
National identity card issued by an EEA state
Older Person’s Bus Pass
Disabled Person’s Bus Pass
Oyster 60+ Card
Scottish National Entitlement Card issued in Scotland
60 and Over Welsh Concessionary Travel Card issued in Wales
Disabled Person’s Welsh Concessionary Travel Card issued in Wales
Senior SmartPass issued in Northern Ireland
Registered Blind SmartPass or Blind Person’s SmartPass issued in Northern Ireland
War Disablement SmartPass or War Disabled SmartPass issued in Northern Ireland
60+ SmartPass issued in Northern Ireland
Half Fare SmartPass issued in Northern Ireland
Electoral Identity Card issued in Northern Ireland
Voter Authority Certificate or a temporary Voter Authority Certificate
If your photo ID has expired it will still be accepted as long as the photograph is still a good likeness of you.
If you don’t have any kind of photo ID you can apply for a free voter authority certificate to be used as ID specifically for voting and you can do this online—see https://www.leeds.gov.uk/your-council/elections/voter-id for more information or call 0113 222 4411 for a paper application form. Or you can also go to a library or community hub where they will help you to apply. You need to apply by 25th April to be able to use this in the May elections
If you vote by post you do not need photo ID
If you want some help with any of this, please contact Caring Together.